the future

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, is the gateway to a world of wonder. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) STEM professionals work at the leading edge of our nation’s most advanced technological breakthroughs. STEM is our future.


Participate in STEM

DoD STEM supports a wide variety of activities including after-school programs, competitions, and internships for students and professional development and training for educators. Learn about upcoming STEM opportunities in your area or online.

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Upcoming STEM Events & Deadlines

Oct, 2021

Oct 26, 2021

Oct, 2021

Oct 26, 2021

Nov, 2021

Nov 15, 2021



DoD STEM partners with organizations nationwide to offer resources for students, parents, educators, mentors, and more! From math clubs to robotics competitions, the Explore section has something for everyone interested in STEM.

Find DoD STEM & STEM Partners

DoD STEM partners offer a broad range of instructional aides, activities and events to make learning STEM fun and exciting.

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Video Library

Check out videos of DoD STEM professionals as they explore scientific and technical efforts at DoD laboratories nationwide.

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STEM professionals and alumni who are making an impact through STEM.

Meet STEM Professionals & Alumni

Dr. Abigail Juhl
Dr. Abigail Juhl
Materials Research Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dasia Taylor
Dasia Taylor
Student Scientist, University of Iowa

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Participants at a Virtual Coding Camp for Girls

“I wish I’d known earlier how many different career paths exist for computer science graduates, so I am sure to share details with our students.”

Chelsea Amihere, Computer Science Student, Morgan State University

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Virtual Coding Camp for Girls Goes National

College student leaders of camp tell young women to “draw your own picture” while pursuing STEM education and careers. They believe that coding can be taught in ways that make it more accessible to all students, not just those interested in computers.

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About DoD STEM

DoD STEM supports hands-on learning opportunities, teacher enrichment, scholarships, internships and fellowships to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. As the government’s largest employer of STEM professionals, the U.S. Department of Defense is committed to increasing the pipeline of candidates qualified for technical careers.

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There are nearly300,000DoD STEM Professionals
60,000+of DoD STEM Professionals work in over 200 DoD Laboratories and Centers

Learn About DoD STEM

View the DoD STEM FY2021-2025 Strategic Plan

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